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    misslegalbeagle, churchylafemme

    how you seem to have a greater attachment to Angelina's breasts than she does/did.

    Too many seem to think that because someone has chosen a career in the public eye gives them (i.e., the audience) the right of approval over their lives. Don't know if this describes you and your attachment here, however your use of several terms seems to equate them falsely. For example, body parts are not all equivalent; a breast is substantially different from a limb, and even moreso from a head. You also use risks while seeming to equate all risks, when the risk of surgical complications from a double-mastectomy is many times lower than the risk of developing breast cancer from having the BRAC1 gene.

    We aren't talking here about someone committing self-defenestration so that they might better live in a box; we aren't talking about someone committing self-decapitation; we also aren't talking about someone choosing a greater risk over a smaller one; we are talkng about someone who has made an informed medical decision which she, due to her wealth, had the opportunity to discover and deal with however she might have chosen.

    I think she has that right, not because I assign it to her, but because she is an adult human being. You as another adult human being (assuming you are an adult) too have the right to make your own informed medical decisions, even if they miscatagorize all risks as being equal, and even if you, when faced with similar circumstances, would choose another course of treatment or even none at all.

    PrezObama's only mistake in the sequester is that he assumed that the Republicans would be more loyal to their oath of office to serve the people than their oath to Norquist to never close tax loopholes.

    by SilentBrook on Tue May 14, 2013 at 02:07:46 PM PDT

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